February 23, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. Crew survives but aircraft written off, the most expensive air crash in human history (aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.

Deaths in History

  • Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, dies at 82
  • Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916)
  • Janez DrnovÅ¡ek, Slovenian prime minister and president (b. 1950)